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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. We've got the insider insight on the extraordinary people, places, adventures, and activities that make Hamilton County so truly special. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!

 

 

Where to Find the Coolest Stuff

Date:
Nov 03, 2019
03Nov2019
Author:RaChelle Martz
If you are anything like me, when you have the chance to do some shopping, you love to wander around and spend time looking at everything. Whether you are in the market for a souvenir for yourself, a...

Adirondack Weddings

Date:
Oct 27, 2019
As you may have guessed, the timeframe between Thanksgiving and Valentine's days is the most popular time to get engaged. Maybe you've just gotten engaged or are just thinking to the future. The...

Short hike, long history

Date:
Oct 09, 2019
09Oct2019
Submitted by guest blogger Phil Brown  When researching a guidebook two decades years ago I hiked all over the Adirondacks, and nowhere did I come across a scene so poignant as the one I encountered...

The Open Road

Date:
Oct 03, 2019
03Oct2019
Author:Aurora Wheeler
A scenic drive is made great by a number of factors all coming together: plenty of scenery, perfect spots to stop for a break, and the potential for fun surprises around every bend. Winding north and...

Wild ADK: 7 Best Roadside Fall Foliage Views

Date:
Sep 29, 2019
You don’t need to be an avid hiker, paddler, or outdoor explorer to enjoy the beauty of fall in the Adirondacks. Wherever you go within this six-million-acre park you will find brilliant fall foliage...

Early Fall Views from Castle Rock

Date:
Sep 24, 2019
24Sep2019
Author:Eileen Mowrey
Castle Rock is one of Hamilton County’s most popular destinations, and the perfect place to enjoy fall foliage. On a clear day you can see for miles from the summit. Imagine how many brilliantly...

Fabulous Birding Near Raquette Lake

Date:
Sep 03, 2019
Many great birding options With so many great places to go birding in Hamilton County during late summer and early fall, it is difficult to impossible to choose the best or even my favorites. So,...

Mountain Biking at Pine Lake

Date:
Sep 01, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger Phil Brown Pine Lake doesn’t get the attention it deserves. When the state acquired 65,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn lands, a lot of ink was spilled about Boreas Ponds,...

A Day in the Gilded Life

Date:
Aug 25, 2019
Whether you are planning your first Adirondack vacation or your twentieth, you are taking part in a grand tradition that started more than one hundred years ago. In the late 1800s, city dwellers...

One Down, Four to Go!

Date:
Aug 13, 2019
13Aug2019
Author:Shaun Kittle
How do you make the view from a mountaintop even better? Put a fire tower on top! For the record, I generally disagree with building structures of any kind on a mountain. But the fire towers in the...

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